Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. 94th Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod
CLASSICAL VOCAL COMPETITION
01 Jun 2019 to 01 Jun 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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The Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. 2019


ABN: 39 787 086 224 


                                             CLASSICAL VOCAL                                                                      Saturday 1st June  2019.

Venue: Bendigo South East College Performing Arts Theatre


Adjudicator: Douglas Heywood


Official Accompanist – David Steed Email: david-steed@hotmail.com.

                                                                                   

                                                                The Official Accompanist/s will be available for Classical Vocal Sections.                                                                                      The Society reserves the right to appoint a substitute or assistant accompanist for any or all sections.


                             REHEARSALS: Competitors requiring rehearsals must make their own arrangements with the Official Accompanist. It is desirable to do so                                                            as early as possible to ensure his availability.

 

      SPECIAL CLASSICAL VOCAL CONDITIONS       

To be read in conjunction with General Conditions and Specific Music Conditions.


  1. This section is intended for vocalists who sing in a classical style and not a contemporary (modern style); with songs selected from a classical repertoire. Competitors who wish to sing in a contemporary style are referred to the Contemporary Vocal section.
  2. Vocalists may sing unaccompanied or be accompanied by piano only. No backing audio tapes or microphones are permitted.                                                                                                                                     
  3. SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL: Singers are expected to portray the character; costume is encouraged but not mandatory. Competitors may sing their own selection from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy, Stage Musical or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted.                                                                                                                                                              # Selection of song to be preferably from 1920 -1960.                                                                                                                                         # Competitors entering any “Song from a Stage Musical” Section must provide the title of the song, details as from which Stage Musical the selected          song was originally performed, together with the name of the composer.  The song presented MUST be from a Stage Musical – it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. 
  4. VOCAL SELECTIONS BY AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS. An Australian Composer shall for the purpose of this Eisteddfod be deemed to be a composer who was born in Australia or resident in Australia for ten years.
  1. ART SONG - A song written for voice and (usually) piano accompaniment which is a setting of lyric poetry, not part of a staged work and intended for performance as part of a recital. An art song can be in a variety of languages - English, French, German, Spanish & Italian are the most numerous.

 

  1. LIED. Any selection from Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mozart, R. Franz, Beethoven or Mendelssohn. This song must be sung in German.

 

  1.  SACRED SONG or SPIRITUAL SOLO: Competitors may make their selection from sacred music or spirituals. Selections from oratorios are not permitted for this section.


                                               

  1. V.C.E. MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC INVESTIGATION:  (New Sections in 2019) This section is ONLY for students who are studying Units 1 - 4 V.C.E. Music Performance or V.C.E. Music Investigation in the current year. 
  2. Useful Reference: “AMEB Current Year Manual of Syllabuses”.

 

  1. CLASSICAL VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sections CV750,CV772, CV774). To be eligible for these sections, competitors must have performed in three Classical Vocal sections in their age group. Three items are to be performed - (a) Song from a Stage Musical, (b) Art song (this may be a repeat of a previous item), (c) Own choice. No special costumes should be worn in this section as competitors will sing their three items consecutively.

 

                                        Amy Castles Classical Vocal Championship                                                                                                                                        Section CV774 - 23 years and under               Entry Fee $20                                                       Prizes: 1st $150        2nd $50        3rd $30

Conditions of entry:

  1. The championship is open to amateur vocalists
  2. Proof of age must be available if requested
  3. Competitors must compete in three (3) other Classical Vocal sections to qualify for entry into this championship.
  4. If, in the adjudicator's opinion, competitors do not reach the appropriate standard of performance, the Society reserves the right to withhold awards.
  5. The official accompanist is available to competitors for performance. The cost of any rehearsals with the accompanist must be borne by the competitor. Competitors must make their own arrangements with the official accompanist for rehearsals. Competitors may provide their own piano accompanist.
  6. All competitors must provide two copies of their selected works - one for the adjudicator, the other for the accompanist.
  7. It is the competitor's responsibility, if using the official accompanist, to send copies of the music at least two weeks prior to the Eisteddfod.


                                                         "McCRACKEN ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD.”                                                                                                                                                                                       Most Promising Vocalist 21 years and under.                                                                                                                                  (The recipient must have competed in at least three (3) sections.)    

An Award of $100 will be presented to the singer, who, in the opinion of the Adjudicator, is the Most Promising Vocalist 21 Years and under.


This Award is presented by Mrs. Valerie Broad, in memory of her late parents JOHN and IRENE McCRACKEN who were strong supporters of the Bendigo Competitions over many years.







    ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 27/04/2019 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
    14 years and under
    CV700 ART SONG SOLO     14 years and under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Competitors may sing their song in any language. Prizes are Sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    CV708 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     14 years and under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Prizes are Sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    16 years and under
    CV719 OWN CHOICE DUET or TRIO     16 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:30

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $17.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    CV710 THOMAS PITSON MEMORIAL ART SONG SOLO     16 years and under

    Time Limit: 03:30

    Competitors may perform their item in any language. Prizes are the gift of The Inner Wheel Club of Bendigo.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    CV712 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     16 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    The song presented MUST be from a STAGE Musical - it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a Stage Musical. Selection of song to be preferably from 1920-1960. Songs may be selected from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy, Stage Musical or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted. Singers are expected to portray the character; costume is encouraged but not mandatory. Competitors entering any “Song from a Stage Musical” Section must provide the title of the song, details as from which Stage Musical the selected song was originally performed, together with the name of the composer. A Costume Prize of $10 will be awarded at the adjudicator`s discretion. The costume prize is the gift of Kathie Veitch, in memory of her late husband, Mr. Fred Veitch.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    18 years and under
    CV720 ART SONG SOLO     18 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:30

    Competitors may sing their item in any language. Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation.

    Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $16.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    CV722 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     18 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:30

    The song presented MUST be from a STAGE Musical - it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a Stage Musical. Selection of song to be preferably from 1920-1960. Songs may be selected from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy, Stage Musical or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted. Singers are expected to portray the character; costume is encouraged but not mandatory. . Competitors entering any “Song from a Stage Musical” Section must provide the title of the song, details as from which Stage Musical the selected song was originally performed, together with the name of the composer. A Costume Prize of $10 will be awarded at the adjudicator`s discretion. The costume prize is the gift of Kathie Veitch, in memory of her late husband, Mr. Fred Veitch.

    Prizes are the gift of Kathie Veitch, in memory of her late husband, Mr. Fred Veitch.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $16.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    19 years and over
    CV742 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     19 years and over

    Time Limit: 04:00

    The song presented MUST be from a STAGE Musical - it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a Stage Musical. Selection of song to be preferably from 1920-1960. Songs may be selected from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy, Stage Musical or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted. Singers are expected to portray the character; costume is encouraged but not mandatory. Competitors entering any “Song from a Stage Musical” Section must provide the title of the song, details as from which Stage Musical the selected song was originally performed, together with the name of the composer. A Costume Prize of $10 will be awarded at the adjudicator`s discretion. The costume prize is the gift of Kathie Veitch, in memory of her late husband, Mr. Fred Veitch. Two Classical Vocalists, whom the Adjudicator deems to be the most suitable to perform in the L.W.M.M.C., will be selected by the Adjudicator, from sections, CV740, CV742, CV744, CV746 and/or CV749 as being eligible to perform in the LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday 21st June 2019.

    Prizes are the gift of Kathie Veitch, in memory of her late husband, Mr. Fred Veitch.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    CV744 SPIRITUAL or SACRED SONG SOLO     19 years and over

    Time Limit: 04:00

    This section excludes music selections from oratorio and cantatas. Two Classical Vocalists, whom the Adjudicator deems to be the most suitable, will be selected by the Adjudicator, from sections, CV740, CV742, CV744, CV746 and/or CV749 as being eligible to perform in the LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday 21st June 2019. Prizes are the gift of Claire Harris and family.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    14 years and under
    CV704 SPIRITUAL or SACRED SONG SOLO     14 years and under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Prizes are Sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    CV706 FOLK SONG or BALLAD SOLO     14 years and under

    Time Limit: 03:00

    Prizes the gift of The Inner Wheel Club of Bendigo Inc.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    18 years and under
    CV724 SPIRITUAL or SACRED SONG SOLO     18 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:30

    This section excludes music selections from oratorio and cantatas Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation..

    Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $16.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    16 years and under
    CV716 FOLK SONG or BALLAD SOLO     16 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Prizes are Sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

    Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    CV718 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     16 years and under

    Time Limit: 03:30

    Prizes are Sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    18 years and under
    CV726 FOLK SONG or BALLAD SOLO     18 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:30

    .Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation

    Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $16.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    CV728 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     18 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:30

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $16.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    19 years and over
    CV740 THE 'MAVIS WEBSTER MEMORIAL' ART SONG OR LIED SOLO     19 years and over

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Competitors must perform their item in the original language. Two Classical Vocalists, whom the Adjudicator deems to be the most suitable, will be selected by the Adjudicator, from sections, CV740, CV742, CV744, CV746 and/or CV749 as being eligible to perform in the LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday 21st June 2019. Prizes are the gift of Mrs. Glenis Pitson, in memory of her late aunt Miss Mavis Webster.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    CV749 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     19 years and over

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation. Two Classical Vocalists, whom the Adjudicator deems to be the most suitable, will be selected by the Adjudicator, from sections, CV740, CV742, CV744, CV746 and/or CV749 as being eligible to perform in the LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday 21st June 2019.

    Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    14 years and under
    CV702 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     14 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    The song presented MUST be from a STAGE Musical - it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a Stage Musical. Selection of song to be preferably from 1920-1960. Songs may be selected from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy, Stage Musical or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted. Singers are expected to portray the character; costume is encouraged but not mandatory. Competitors entering any “Song from a Stage Musical” Section must provide the title of the song, details as from which Stage Musical the selected song was originally performed, together with the name of the composer. A Costume Prize of $10 will be awarded at the adjudicator`s discretion. The costume prize is the gift of Kathie Veitch, in memory of her late husband, Mr. Fred Veitch.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $14.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    18 years and under
    CV729 OWN CHOICE DUET or TRIO     18 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:30

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $19.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    14 years and under
    CV770 CLASSICAL VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP SOLO     14 years and under

    Time Limit: 10:00

    Competitors must have PERFORMED in three Classical Vocal sections in their age group at this year's Eisteddfod Competitors are to perform THREE items in this Championship a) Song from a Stage Musical b) Art Song Solo (this may be a repeat of a previous item), c) Own Choice Solo. These may be performed in any order, according to the preference of each competitor. No special costumes to be worn in this section as competitors will sing their three items consecutively. Time limit 10 minutes overall. Prizes are the gift of the Peter Ryall Memorial Foundation

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $20.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    16 years and under
    CV714 SPIRITUAL or SACRED SONG SOLO     16 years and under

    Time Limit: 03:30

    Prizes are the gift of The Inner Wheel Club of Bendigo.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
    19 years and over
    CV760 OWN CHOICE DUET or TRIO     19 years and over

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $21.001st Medallions          2nd Trophies          3rd Awards          HM Ribbons          
    15 years to 18 years
    CV772 CLASSICAL VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP SOLO     15 years to 18 years

    Time Limit: 12:00

    Competitors must have PERFORMED in three Classical Vocal sections in their age group at this year's Eisteddfod. Competitors are to perform THREE items in this Championship a) Song from a Stage Musical b) Art Song Solo (this may be a repeat of a previous item) c) Own Choice Solo. These may be performed in any order, according to the preference of each competitor No special costumes to be worn in this section as competitors will sing their three items consecutively. Time limit 12 minutes overall. Prizes are the gift of the Peter Ryall Memorial Foundation.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $20.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    19 years and over
    CV746 FOLK SONG or BALLAD SOLO     19 years and over

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Two Classical Vocalists, whom the Adjudicator deems to be the most suitable, will be selected by the Adjudicator, from sections, CV740, CV742, CV744, CV746 and/or CV749 as being eligible to perform in the LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday 21st June 2019. Prizes are the gift of the Y Service Club of Bendigo Inc.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $18.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    CV774 AMY CASTLES CLASSICAL VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP SOLO     19 years and over

    Time Limit: 20:00

    Amy Castles (1880-1951),dramatic soprano, grew up in Bendigo where she was educated at St Kilian`s PS and then at St Mary`s College. Amy`s talent was discovered by Allan Bindley while she was at school. One of her first public performances was in a local production of Gilbert & Sullivan`s Patience in October 1898. The magnificent quality of her voice astonished her audiences in Australia and across the world. Competitors must PERFORM in THREE other Classical Vocal sections at this year's Eisteddfod to qualify for entry into this Championship Three items to be performed within a total time limit of 20 minutes: a) Song from a Stage Musical b) Art Song to be sung in the original language (this may be a repeat of a previous item) c) Own choice solo These may be performed in any order, according to the preference of each competitor Prizes are the gift of John Clancy and the Bendigo Competitions Society Inc.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $20.001st $150          2nd $50          3rd $30          
    For Current Year, Units 3 & 4 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students
    CV782 V.C.E. CLASSICAL VOCAL OWN CHOICE SOLO     For Current Year, Units 3 & 4 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students

    Time Limit: 05:00

    This section is ONLY for students who are studying V.C.E. Music Performance or V.C,E. Music Investigation in the current year.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    14 years and under
    CV709 OWN CHOICE DUET or TRIO     14 years and under

    Time Limit: 04:00

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $17.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
    For Current Year, Units 1 & 2 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students
    CV784 V.C.E. CLASSICAL VOCAL ENSEMBLE or GROUP     For Current Year, Units 1 & 2 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students

    Time Limit: 05:00

    This section is ONLY for students who are studying V.C.E. Music Performance or V.C,E. Music Investigation in the current year.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $22.001st Medal          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HM Ribbon          
    CV780 V.C.E. CLASSICAL VOCAL OWN CHOICE SOLO     For Current Year, Units 1 & 2 V.C.E. Music Performance or Music Investigation Students

    Time Limit: 05:00

    This section is ONLY for students who are studying V.C.E. Music Performance or V.C,E. Music Investigation in the current year.

    Entries Closed
    Entry: $15.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon